Tuna Niçoise Salad

– courtesy Beaumont Kitchen, CF Sherway Gardens, TorontoTuna Niçoise Salad For the salad:4 seared tuna loins4 soft poached eggsJuice of three lemonsOlive oil200 grams fava beans200 grams boiled purple potatoes, cut in half1 head Bibb lettuce, cored and coarsely torn200 grams dried tomatoesCilantro pistou For the tuna:640 grams albacore tuna10 …

Waterside Foie Gras Icewine Stuffing

Waterside Foie Gras Icewine Stuffing -recipe courtesy Andrew Cerniuk from Breakwater Restaurant at Waterside Inn, Mississauga Ingredients500g focaccia bread, cubed 250g salted cashews, roasted 100g foie gras, roasted (fat reserved) 1 bunch sage, chopped fine ½ bottle icewine salt and pepper, to taste PreparationGrind the cashews in a food processor …

Honey Mustard Salad Dressing

– recipe courtesy of Whole Foods Market This easy-to-make salad dressing has a sweet and slightly tangy flavor. Experiment by trying different vinegars and mustards. A mild honey such as clover or orange blossom works best in this recipe. Toss dressing with salad greens or serve as a dipping sauce …

Crispy Brussels Sprouts

-recipe and photo reprinted with permission from Taste & Technique: Recipes to Elevate Your Home Cooking by Naomi Pomeroy with Jamie Feldmar, copyright © 2016. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Photography credit: Chris Court © 2016. Taste & Technique: Recipes to Elevate Your …

Squash, Cheddar and Chorizo Biscuits

– recipe and photo courtesy Foodland Ontario; foodlandontario.ca Squash, Cheddar and Chorizo Biscuits Great with soups or stews, these moist golden biscuits can be made ahead and frozen. 1 small Ontario butternut squash2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour2 tbsp baking powder½ tsp salt½ cup cold butter, cubed1 cup shredded Ontario aged …

Pan Seared Lake Huron Whitefish

– recipe courtesy of Treadwell, Port DalhousiePan Seared Lake Huron Whitefish 4 x 6oz whitefish fillet4oz lobster meat4oz Smoked Bacon Cream Sauce (recipe below)Watercress Score skin of fish, season with salt and freshly ground white pepper. Heat sauté pan, add a little grapeseed oil. Cook skin until crisp, flip and …

Roast Leg of Lamb with Winter Vegetable Couscous

Recipe courtesy Chef Bevan Terry, Rogues, Mississauga Winter Vegetable Couscous ½ cup (125 mL) finely diced squash ½ cup (125 mL) finely diced parsnips ½ cup (125 mL) finely diced brussel sprouts ½ cup (125 mL) finely diced apple 1 small red onion, diced ½ tsp (3 mL) sage, chopped …

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Maple Glazed Walnuts

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Maple Glazed Walnuts-courtesy Foodland Ontario; Ontario.ca/foodland Take advantage of the abundance of Ontario pie pumpkins in your fall baking. This cheesecake has all the taste and creaminess of pumpkin pie without having to make pastry. 1-¼ cups (300 mL) graham wafer crumbs3 tbsp (45 mL) granulated sugar¼ …

MAX Shrimp

– courtesy MAX Resto Lounge, Burlington MAX Shrimp1 roasted sweet red pepper, sliced2 slices prosciutto, diced½ red onion, sliced3 cloves garlic, chopped1 knob of butter1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined½ cup marinara sauce1 cup 35% cream1 shot of brandySalt and pepper to taste Sauté peppers, prosciutto, onions and garlic in …

Crystalized

Crystalized-courtesy Crystal Head Vodka/crystalheadvodka.com This Canadian spirit is unforgettable, once you've laid eyes on the laughing scull bottle that contains it; a vessel designed by Dan Aykroyd and John Alexander to reflect life, power and enlightenment. Crystal Head Vodka is distilled four times and blended with pristine water from Newfoundland, …